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GOP Rep. Jason Smith tells Democrats to ‘go back to Puerto Rico!’

Rep. Smith’s remark came as the two parties were fighting over a Democratic bill that would fund the government through Feb. 28. | Al Drago/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> Rep. Jason Smith acknowledged [...]

Biden mocks Trump for denying Puerto Rico death toll

Former Vice President Joe Biden, who is mulling a 2020 run for the presidency, is no stranger to President Donald Trump. | Jeff Swensen/Getty Images By JESUS RODRIGUEZ 09/13/2018 03:39 PM EDT Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ [...]

‘Mr. President. SHUT UP’: Florida Republicans pan Trump’s Puerto Rico conspiracy

Focus groups show that Trump’s association with a Republican drags down a candidate’s support among Puerto Ricans. | Win McNamee/Getty Images By MARC CAPUTO 09/13/2018 11:19 AM EDT Updated 09/13/2018 12:11 PM EDT 2018-09-13T12:11-0400 Share [...]

Trump accuses Democrats of inflating Puerto Rico death toll

President Donald Trump shifted blame for his administration’s sluggish response to last year’s massive storm on Puerto Rico’s leadership and poor infrastructure. | Susan Walsh/AP Photo Without providing evidence, the [...]

Trump reignites hurricane feud with Puerto Rican officials

While President Donald Trump claimed that his administration did a “great job” in Puerto Rico, recovery efforts on the island are ongoing even as the scale of Hurricane Maria’s toll has only recently become clear. | Susan [...]

Puerto Ricans sue Florida officials for ballots in Spanish

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Newly-arrived Puerto Ricans are suing to have 32 Florida counties print ballots and other elections materials in Spanish ahead of November’s midterm elections. The lawsuit filed earlier this month in federal [...]
Mission Accomplished In Puerto Rico, We Guess
It’s Deddy Kilowatt time again! Seven months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s electric grid went dark Wednesday in the first island-wide blackout since the hurricane last September. The blackout was caused, somehow, by an excavator [...]
FEMA’s plan underestimated Puerto Rican hurricane
The federal government significantly underestimated the potential damage to Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria and relied too heavily on local officials and private-sector entities to handle the cleanup, according to a POLITICO review of the [...]
How Trump favored Texas over Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — As Hurricane Maria unleashed its fury on Puerto Rico in mid-September, knocking out the island’s electrical system and damaging hundreds of thousands of homes, disaster recovery experts expected that only one man [...]
FEMA paid $150 million to feed Puerto Ricans, and it backfired
Ms. Brown described herself in an interview as a government contractor — “almost like a broker,” she said — who does not keep employees or specialize in any field but is able to procure subcontracted work as needed, and get a cut of [...]